Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - Review Exercises - Page 191: 53


512 bins needed

Work Step by Step

$320 \div \frac{5}{8}$ bins needed Estimate $320 \times 1 = 320$ Solve $320 \div \frac{5}{8}$ Multiply by reciprocal of divisor. $320 \times \frac{8}{5}$ Reduce by common factor of 5 and multiply. $64 \times \frac{8}{1}$ = 512 bins needed Check $512 \times \frac{5}{8}$ Reduce by common factor of 8 and multiply. $64 \times \frac{5}{1}$ = 320 tons
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